Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

 

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 23, 2014

Beat the Summer Heat in Queens With These Icy Treats

Italian ices, Filipino halo-halo and Colombian cholados are among the borough's summer desserts.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 22, 2014

Scaffolding at Queensbridge Houses to Start Coming Down in 2016, NYCHA Says

Residents at the NYCHA development have complained that the sidewalk sheds block security cameras.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 22, 2014

90-Year-Old Man Robbed Outside Queens Supermarket, Police Say

Police say the suspect demanded the victim's PIN number and had him drive to two ATM locations.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 21, 2014

Astoria Cove Project Will Include 345 Affordable Units, Developer Says

2030 Astoria Developers wants to construct nearly 1,700 apartments on the Astoria waterfront.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 21, 2014

How to Get Around During the 5-Week G Train Shutdown

The G train will stop running for five weeks between Brooklyn and Queens stating Friday.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

July 18, 2014

The 5 Best Places for You to Hike in New York City

Many of the city's parks have trails where hikers can explore and connect with nature.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 18, 2014

5Pointz Demolition Slated for August, Owner Says

The owner of the Long Island City site wants to raze the buildings to make way for rental apartments.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 17, 2014

Mobb Deep Performing in Queensbridge for First Time in SummerStage Series

The hip-hop duo is one of several free concerts coming to the park this month for SummerStage.